Trauma and growth in Canadian carers

Title

Trauma and growth in Canadian carers

Creator

Cadell S

Publisher

AIDS Care

Date

2003

Subject

Female; Humans; Male; Family; Adult; Canada; Questionnaires; Aged; Middle Aged; Attitude; Internal-External Control; Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support; bereavement; Caregivers/psychology; Psychological; Stress; Depression/psychology; Sociology; Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome/psychology

Description

The phenomenon of post-traumatic growth has been explored within the context of HIV disease in only a limited fashion. One hundred and seventy-six bereaved HIV/AIDS carers located all over Canada responded to a questionnaire about their experiences; 51.7% of these individuals were male, 46% were female and 2.3% were transgender. The range of deaths experienced was from 0 to 110. Forty-four per cent of the carers were themselves HIV-positive. Of all the HIV carers in this study, 86.4% of them exhibited symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Despite this, 81.8% had scores high enough to be indicative of post-traumatic growth. This study provides a portrait of bereaved HIV carers in Canada and both the positive and negative realities associated with that situation.
2003

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

639-648

Issue

5

Volume

15

Citation

Cadell S, “Trauma and growth in Canadian carers,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 4, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/12888.

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